This week a quorum of the Iraqi Parliament voted on seven of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s 16 cabinet nominees, with five being approved. During that same session, Members of Parliament annulled last week’s session of parliament that replaced Speaker of Parliament Salim al-Jubouri with an interim Speaker. According… Read more
Looking for a fun excuse to get outside this Spring? Then join us on Saturday, May 14 for the Iraqi Children Foundation‘s annual “In Their Shoes” 5k!
Meet Iraq’s Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Lukman Faily and Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg! Enjoy free parking, music, food, and family… Read more
My friends and colleagues have asked me over the years: Why do I care so much about Iraq? Twenty-five years ago, I toured newly liberated Kuwait and witnessed first hand the environmental devastation and human costs of modern warfare. That experience kindled a life-long passion for preventing and mitigating armed… Read more
“What if our lives were reversed? What if violence displaced us from our homes? What conversations might we have with our children? How would we deal with a future of uncertainty and insecurity?”
These difficult questions were asked by Soccer Salam partner and Iraq War veteran Rick Burns, and the… Read more
In western Anbar province, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the anti-ISIS coalition completed the liberation of Hit, a city along the Euphrates River Valley that has been held by ISIS since October 2014. This is the largest city in Anbar to be freed since December’s liberation of Ramadi.… Read more
This timeline contains chronological reports of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) occupation of Fallujah, with a focus on humanitarian concerns, food insecurity, and civilian resistance to occupying ISIS forces. While the majority of these reports come from our weekly Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor publication, several supplementary… Read more
We need to raise $25,000 in 30 days. More than 1,000 displaced families and children in Iraq are counting on our Soccer Salam program to deliver food, clean water, medicine, and other essentials before the start of summer.
This effort means a lot to me. I can relate to those… Read more
According to the Head of the Hit District Council in Anbar, Mohammed Mohanad al-Hiti, announced last week that Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) with the assistance of U.S.-led international coalition have cleared 85% of the city of Hit to the west of Ramadi from… Read more
Today, EPIC and our partners are kicking off an aggressive new campaign in support of Soccer Salam – our lifesaving program that provies emergency assistance and the joy of play to children and families affected by violence in Iraq.
Watch this short video to find out how:
Our goal: $25,000… Read more
On Monday, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) launched 5 suicide bomb attacks on an Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) military checkpoint near al-Baghdadi, northwest of Ramadi, killing 11 ISF members and injuring 4 others. On Tuesday, the head of Hit’s District Council announced that, with the help of… Read more
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